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Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Today, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By mick
Don't know much about Ross but must definitely...

Don't know much about Ross but must definitely add a visit now. Either the one at Rolling Oaks after a Target or Longhorn trip or the one at Posner after B&BW. Thanks for the tip. ;)
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Today, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 109
Posted By mick
Be extremely cautious if you book a car through a...

Be extremely cautious if you book a car through a US web site. It is highly likely that you won't get the important insurances such as CDW and SLI. Buying them at the desk will be a painful financial...
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating Today, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By mick
We visited M&S in Leamington Spa this morning...

We visited M&S in Leamington Spa this morning. They've just relocated most of the store from the town centre and moved into the empty Debenhams. It was heaving. The existing unit is clothes and home...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Today, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By mick
I buy most of my polo shirts from the likes of...

I buy most of my polo shirts from the likes of JCP, Kohls, Macy's et al as I find I get much better deals than in any of the outlets. I particularly like Izod.

Needless to say I've had no new...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Today, 01:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 560
Posted By mick
Third party extended protection = supplemental...

Third party extended protection = supplemental liability insurance = liability insurance supplement = extended protection.

Mick
Forum: General Chat Today, 01:43 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,186
Posted By mick
Brilliant news:spin:

Brilliant news:spin:
Forum: Food, Wine, Cooking & Eating Today, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By mick
Guess what's back in M&S

Easter gets earlier every year

https://www.thedibb.co.uk/postImages/3811/cb420b8ac0850d.jpg

Mick
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Today, 10:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 560
Posted By mick
Amanda Can't add anything to Tom's advice...

Amanda

Can't add anything to Tom's advice but please be very cautious about any quote you get from Tui and check that it includes both CDW (with no excess) and $1m SLI.

Far too many instances...
Forum: General Chat Today, 09:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 897
Posted By mick
Colette I think you may be in breach of GDPR...

Colette

I think you may be in breach of GDPR with this post. :( MH is already banned from entering Warwickshire and he has been caught on our Ring bell. Lawyers have been briefed.

OP

Glad to...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Today, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,308
Posted By mick
For a long time Sixt were excluded from the MCO...

For a long time Sixt were excluded from the MCO Visitor Toll Pass scheme.

In August a VTP employee joined my "mammoth" VTP thread and confirmed that they had now been added.

The VTP is a...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Today, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By mick
We may also pass through that toll as well next...

We may also pass through that toll as well next month. Don't need B&BW there anymore as a new one at Posner. We do go to Kohls, Michaels, Yankee Candle a bit and sometimes Bed, Bath & Beyond for a...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Yesterday, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By mick
I may have posted about the Avis/Budget...

I may have posted about the Avis/Budget transponder in the past but apologies but at 75 I can't remember what I had for breakfast. :grin:

Never used Budget but my limited experience of the Avis...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Yesterday, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By mick
It really is my pleasure after a very depressing...

It really is my pleasure after a very depressing 18 months.

We don't do Disney now and like to explore the other 65,700 square miles of the Sunshine State. So car hire and driving are really what...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Yesterday, 02:53 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 66,463
Posted By mick
We'll be getting into trouble soon for being...

We'll be getting into trouble soon for being miserable on a positive thread. But here goes :grin:

At the gate - "Please remain seated until your row is called for boarding" does not mean "Please...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Yesterday, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By mick
PS Try this - I just put some random stuff...

PS

Try this - I just put some random stuff in. Trouble is you really need to know your route

http://floridasturnpike.com/TollCalc/index.htm

Mick
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Yesterday, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By mick
This is me stuck now I'm afraid. Only ever done...

This is me stuck now I'm afraid. Only ever done MIA once and I used the toll-free H27. I believe there may be a toll pass cost calculator I've seen posted on here. Maybe Google "Florida toll costs"?...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Yesterday, 01:20 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 66,463
Posted By mick
But my favourite one is "please remain...

But my favourite one is

"please remain seated until the captain has switched off the seat belt signs"

which you can never hear over the noise of all the seat belts being undone. ;)
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Yesterday, 01:17 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 66,463
Posted By mick
"Cabin doors to manual and cross-check" is all...

"Cabin doors to manual and cross-check" is all the excitement I'll need. ;)

Mick
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Yesterday, 01:12 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 66,463
Posted By mick
Done the same for BA in November. :grin: "No...

Done the same for BA in November. :grin:

"No time to die" not showing yet :(

Mick
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Yesterday, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By mick
All explained in my link above. It's just a...

All explained in my link above. It's just a camera at the plazas that takes a photo of your plate. Nothing to sign up to and nothing to decline. No gizmo in the car. The camera is disabled if you pay...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Yesterday, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By mick
PS Your CC that they swipe at the desk/barrier...

PS Your CC that they swipe at the desk/barrier will be charged with all toll charges. May be two different transactions though as it depends on when the various highways bill the car hire
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Yesterday, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By mick
Until around 2/3 years ago Avis/Budget were a bit...

Until around 2/3 years ago Avis/Budget were a bit sneaky and charged the admin fee per RENTAL day and not per USAGE day as it seems to be now. The cap then was $19.75 and now is $29.75.

However...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation Yesterday, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By mick
This web site explains it all. ...

This web site explains it all.

https://www.sunpass.com/en/about/whereToUseSunPass.shtml

If you open the traveller information/rental cars tabs it shows how it works. Sadly the Avis/Budget rates...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Yesterday, 09:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By mick
We've been around 15 times in November at...

We've been around 15 times in November at different periods in the month.

This is a useful historic record but please note that these are averages over a number of years.
...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida Yesterday, 08:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,462
Posted By mick
Steve Joan's pretty pleased to be able to...

Steve

Joan's pretty pleased to be able to visit the new B&BW at Posner - much nearer than driving up to Winter Garden Village.

Longhorn is a must do two or three times every visit but Rolling...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Oct 21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,462
Posted By mick
Never need to book any of our regular restaurants...

Never need to book any of our regular restaurants of which 99.9999% are off site. :grin:

We visit Bobs regularly for breakfast and two or three times for dinner every visit. Most of the time it's...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Oct 21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,462
Posted By mick
Our plans for Thanksgiving Day 2021. :grin: ...

Our plans for Thanksgiving Day 2021. :grin:

Breakfast at either IHOP at Berry Town Center or Cracker Barrel on Dunson Road off the 27.

Dinner at Bob Evans on 27 at Posner.

In between sitting...
Forum: ADR's, Dining, Food and Restaurants 16 Oct 21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,462
Posted By mick
Hi Steve email from BA on Wednesday at 12.49...

Hi Steve

email from BA on Wednesday at 12.49 cancelling our 7th Nov flights. Straight to MMB and rebooked for 16th. There were no options before 15th. email from BA confirming new flights at...
Forum: General Chat 16 Oct 21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By mick
We use Accuweather Mick

We use Accuweather

Mick
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Oct 21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,489
Posted By mick
Absolutely correct from the current CDC web site...

Absolutely correct from the current CDC web site.

It's 3 days rather than 72 hours to give travellers some flexibility. Your comment is just about verbatim. You can fly say mid day on Friday and...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Oct 21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 13,119
Posted By mick
YT We've already rebooked flights for...

YT

We've already rebooked flights for mid-November, booked the LHR hotel and car parking all since Wednesday so we are a tad more confident than a week ago. Booked the VTP on my mobile app and...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Oct 21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 13,119
Posted By mick
CDC site last updated 6 July. :grin: When I...

CDC site last updated 6 July. :grin:

When I see an update from them, the US C&BP or Pennsylvania Avenue then we'll start planning seriously for our November flight. ;)

Mick
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Oct 21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 66,463
Posted By mick
S27 Our BA flight on 7th Nov was cancelled a...

S27

Our BA flight on 7th Nov was cancelled a couple of days ago. We rebooked and fingers crossed we'll still be there on Thanksgiving - assuming Joe lets us know that we can travel by then. ;)
...
Forum: Offers, Discounts, Codes, Cashback and UK Shopping 15 Oct 21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 407
Posted By mick
I know that I'm 75 but I think that I...

I know that I'm 75 but I think that I misunderstood your thread title. :confused2

I've never found currants to be a satisfactory or reliable substitute for toilet paper. :grin:

Mick
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 14 Oct 21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,308
Posted By mick
As you say Alex any lack of CDW would be covered...

As you say Alex any lack of CDW would be covered by putting a hold on your CC until the car is returned undamaged. If you sustain any damage I guess that's where the fun starts. Over the years...
Forum: Guest Services 13 Oct 21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 464
Posted By mick
CFB My VTP reminder thread from 3 weeks ago...

CFB

My VTP reminder thread from 3 weeks ago which is the 10 minute version. Link in the first post to the full 2 hour version. I'll be asking questions later. :grin:

https://DIBB.in/15148406
...
Forum: Guest Services 13 Oct 21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 464
Posted By mick
CFB I think that there are signs that we 're...

CFB

I think that there are signs that we 're moving in the right direction.

What would you like to know about the Visitor Toll Pass at MCO? :grin::grin: Ten minute thread or the full 2 hour...
Forum: Guest Services 13 Oct 21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 464
Posted By mick
You do indeed :confused2 Mick

You do indeed :confused2

Mick
Forum: Guest Services 13 Oct 21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 464
Posted By mick
Mike You can easily block individual posters...

Mike

You can easily block individual posters by using the ignore function on their profile. Exclamation mark in an orange circle. Very useful these last 18 months for blocking the keyboard...
Forum: General Chat 13 Oct 21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 989
Posted By mick
Louise Did you visit the model village in...

Louise

Did you visit the model village in Bourton?

It's in the garden of a pub and is a truly realistic model of BOTW. In the model you can see the pub and the pub garden where you can see a...
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